Tracking: A trust medium in logistics

Tracking: A trust medium in logistics

A quick google search of the top five busiest airports in the world will give you this list:

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (USA)
  2. Beijing Capital International Airport (China)
  3. Los Angeles International Airport (USA)
  4. Dubai International Airport (Dubai)
  5. Tokyo Haneda Airport (Japan)

I have never been to any of these airports for no profound reason other than the fact that I haven’t
had a passport for the past 25 years of my life. A shame indeed. However, I do have plenty of
experience with airports considering that I’ve been on a flight at least 4 times a year for the past 8
years. The one fear I have with flying, besides the all-encompassing fear of the aircraft experiencing
technical failure in mid-air and not being able to land at our destination, is losing my luggage
somewhere in the process between departure and arrival. Considering that there are over a
thousand passengers per day at an airport, each flying at different times, on different aircrafts and
to different locations, it is quite astonishing that your bag which you left at the check-in counter
suddenly appears infront of you at the destination carousel. Some highly robust and intelligent
system has to be in place to ensure that this process is proper and consistent every time.

Well, the truth is indeed there is an intelligent and robust system in place. Simply put, it’s the bar
code that is strapped around your luggage handle at the check-in that allows this process to function
smoothly. This bar code contains all your information: Departure airport, departure gate, flight
number, departure time and destination airport. What this means is that your luggage is being
tracked the entire time. This came as a response to clients of the logistics industry mentioning that
the one element that puts them at ease is knowing exactly where their belongings are. Hence, in the
last decade, every single delivered item is tracked by the logistics company and the client at all
times.

In the systems that LoadALot is introducing, this feature has become imperative. It is not only clients
of small items who want to know where their package is in the world, but also those who are moving
furniture or even larger items. The sharing of information, particularly location, has become a critical
need for the client and ultimately to the entire logistics industry. More than anything, this system has
become a medium of trust.

Let LoadALot help you track your items in the future.

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